this week's menu
Someone recently asked me how my summer was (as in past tense, over, done, finito) ... I know it's almost Labor Day, but as someone whose birthday typically lands on one of two days — either the last day of summer or the first day of fall — summer is most definitely not over (at least not for another 23 days)! And while I am learning that outdoor swimming pools close around this time of year and stores are filled with wool and tweed, Mother Nature — via farmers' market stands, CSA boxes and 90-degree days — is still screaming "SUMMER!" And so am I ... winter in Wisconsin is long. I'm savoring every hot day I can. We're still eating summer-style. I hope you do too. Stews and soups and casseroles can wait a few weeks, can't they?
In the box:
Dragon Tongue Beans
Patty Pan Squash
Sweet Mini Peppers
At the market:
hazelnut grahams from Potter's Crackers
Sassy Cow ice cream
sourdough raisin rolls from Madison Sourdough co.
tomatoes: slicers and red zebra
Menu: week of 28 August 2010
Saturday: ratatouille-stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches
Sunday: oven-roasted tomato and goat cheese pizza with fresh basil
Monday: chicken salsa verde with corn tortillas and a black-bean salad
Tuesday: roasted vegetable, orzo and feta salad
Wednesday: sausage and sweet pepper ciabatta sandwiches served with fresh dragon tongue beans
Thursday: linguine with basil pesto served with a tomato salad
Happy eating, -s.